PAYAM ZARAFSHAN

I am an Associate Professor of Agricultural Technology at the Department of Agro-Technology, University of Tehran. I received my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology. My research has mainly focused on Agriculture technologies through the application of Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics. Moreover, I am currently the founder and supervisor of AGRicultural INtelligent System Laboratory (AGRINS Lab.) based in the University of Tehran. Also, I have supervised over 23 M.Sc. students and 1 Ph.D. students in the agricultural fields, including Irrigation System, Pruning Cutters, Water Channels Dredgers, and Greenhouse Technologies. Due to my experience and knowledge in this area, I performed joint research with PRISMA Lab. (Prof. B. Siciliano from Italy) about object manipulation control algorithms, and the results were published in Industrial Robot. Also, I am a member of the board and treasurer of the Robotic Society of Iran (RSI). Considering the above statement, it is really my concern to continue my future research in these fields and also cooperate with other colleagues to expedite their works.

Post-Doc in Applied Mechanical Engineering

K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2012-2013
Ph.D. in Applied Mechanical Engineering

K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2007-2012
M.Sc. in Applied Mechanical Engineering

Amirkabir University of Technology (Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran.

2005-2007
B.Sc. in Applied Mechanical Engineering

K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2001-2005

Positions and Occupations:

Associate Professor, Department of Agro-Technology, College of Aburaihan, University of Tehran (2019-current)
Assistant Professor, Department of Agro-Technology, College of Aburaihan, University of Tehran (2013-2019)
Member of the Board and Treasurer of Robotic Society of Iran (RSI) (2014-current)
Supervisor of AGRicultural INtelligent System Laboratory (AGRINS Lab.), College of Aburaihan, University of Tehran (2014-current)
Post-Doc in Applied Mechanical Engineering, K. N. Toosi Univ. of Tech. (2012-2013)
Referee of Demo League in Iran Open Cup (2015-2018)
Chair of IT Centre, College of Aburaihan, University of Tehran (2015-2019)
Last Stage Reviewer of From Science to Practice Festival (2013)
IT Chair of Robotic Society of Iran (RSI) (2012-current)
Executive Committee member, IT Committee Chair and Associated Editor of International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ICRoM) (2012-current)
Robotic Society of Iran (RSI) member (2012-current)
Database System Administrator of International Journal of Robotics of K. N. Toosi University of Technology (2011-2013)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) member (2011-current)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) member (2011-current)
Head of Machinery Dynamics and Vibration Laboratory of K. N. Toosi University of Technology (2011-2013)
Reviewer of International Journals (2007-current)
Reviewer of International Conferences (2007-current)
Reviewer of Student Conferences     (2007-2009)
Editor in Chief of Student Journal of Mechanical Engendering School of K. N. Toosi University of Technology (Randeman)  (2007)
Executive Committee member of Future Researches, Technology & Development Preview Conference, Amirkabir University of Technology (2006)